Originally Posted by Sidious
Hey guys, my brother is looking at getting a Mac Book Pro, and the 13" comes with the Intel HD Graphics 3000. How do these things perform? He's not looking to game hard or anything. I know when I got my macbook it came with a GeForce 320M 256MB. Anyone know how these new models of MBP and their cards will compare?
Intel HD Graphics 3000 will perform OK. Intel markets it for 'mainstream gaming'. That is, it is not for heavy duty gaming. As you brother is not going to game hard, it will be sufficient. Generally, it is a small downgrade from your Geforce 320M as Intel wants to it to consume less power in order to further prolong the battery life for the MBP.